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ID number:647390
Published: 06.05.2004.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: 5 units
References: Not used

The topic of report is depression and I have chosen it mainly because depression is one of the most significant problems modern psychology deals with nowadays.

Clinical depression is an illness characterized by a cluster of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are strikingly distinct from a person's normal range of feelings and functioning. Caused by a complex interaction of biological, social, and psychological factors, a major depressive disorder can make a person exquisitely sensitive to life circumstances, the least of which can throw him into total black despair.
During a major depression, a person becomes enveloped by feelings of sadness, emptiness, and worthlessness. Like an impenetrable curtain descending, these feelings distort every thought and experience, rendering life meaningless and hopeless. Feelings of being deeply, continually deprived insignificant, inadequate, and guilt-ridden build on feelings of sadness. At the same time, a depressed person may feel chronically irritated, occasionally erupting in frustration and anger.
While a major depression may be triggered by some life circumstance or event, the mood reaction seems greatly exaggerated. In all likelihood, depression has less to do with events that occur than with a individual's inherent vulnerability to the condition.
In rare cases, a person may experience a major depression as a single episode. However, in most instances, clinical depression tends to recur periodically, reactively or cyclically. A major depression may last up to two years.…

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